Camp­bel­town wed­ding has tra­di­tional trans­port

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS - Han­nah O’Han­lon edi­tor@camp­bel­town­

A cou­ple who trav­elled to their wed­ding re­cep­tion last month in a trac­tor fea­tured in the Courier and this week it is the turn of a more tra­di­tional pair. Greig Gille­spie, 24, and Jor­dan Pre­ston, 23, mar­ried at the Lorne and Low­land Church last Satur­day be­fore head­ing to their re­cep­tion at Kil­dal­loig in the back of a cart, beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated with gyp­sophila, pulled by two Cly­des­dales. When plan­ning their wed­ding, self-em­ployed shep­herd Greig and vet Jor­dan al­ways knew that was how they wanted to travel as, for gen­er­a­tions in Greig’s mother’s fam­ily, the Mclatchies at the Moy owned Cly­des­dales. ‘I used to work with McFadyens Con­trac­tors and looked af­ter Malcolm McFadyen’s Cly­des­dale, Dream, a lot,’ said Greig. ‘I love the big brutes and maybe in the fu­ture me and Jo might get a Cly­des­dale when we get our own farm or more ground.’ The cou­ple com­mute be­tween Locker­bie, where Jor­dan works, and Camp­bel­town, where they have a flock of 50 Black­face ewes and 10 Tex­els. The horses be­long to Neil MacPhail at Sk­ernish and the cart is Michael May­berry’s. Greig, who has a son, Owen, three, said: ‘Spe­cial thanks to Micheal, Michelle and John May­berry and their two es- corts Neil MacPhail and Iain McKay. It was def­i­nitely the best day of our lives.’

A can­did mo­ment be­tween the new­ly­weds.

The new Mr and Mrs Gille­spie are es­corted through town.

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